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Micropetalon purpureum   Agassiz & Clark, 1907

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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Echinoidea | Holectypoida | Echinoneidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lane, D.J.W., L.M. Marsh, VandenSpiegel and F.W.E. Rowe. 2000. (Ref. 81020)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 45 - 70 m (Ref. 81020)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Central Pacific: South China Sea (to be completed).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Members of the class Echinoidea are gonochoric. Fertilization is external. Brooding is common, eggs are held either on the peristome, around the periproct or deep into the concavities on the petaloids. Life cycle: Embryos develop into planktotrophic larvae (echinoplateus) and live for several months before they sink to the bottom using their tube feet to adhere on the ground where they metamorphose into young urchins (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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